Crew JonesThings start getting pretty abstract and obscured on Friday, ushered in by a joint art show called Abstract Obscure at Beaner’s Central starting at 5 p.m. and the Ochre Ghost Gallery starting at 6 p.m. “The world of art is so open and full of ideas that sometimes artists can’t decide what to paint first,” says Jeredt Runions, who is organizing the shows. Local artists Susan Loonsk, Tonya Borgeson and Dusty Keliin will be showcasing their own abstract styles of  art. Music is to follow at Beaner’s Central, starting at 6:15 p.m. Both venues are open throughout the rest of the night.

Now that you’ve appreciated your fair share of fine art for the day, you must press on and keep music on the mind. And there’s plenty to be had tonight, with shows spread like a rash all over downtown Duluth’s Homegrown hotspots. Venues range in nature from Harbor  City Int’l School Theater to Legacy Glassworks, so surely you can find the best of all worlds.

If the cloning thing doesn’t work out, remember to mark your Homegrown treasure maps with three Xs over the Fitger’s Brewing Complex that night, as shows will be happening at Rex Bar, Fitger’s Brewhouse and Red Star Lounge. If you don’t care to see the famous Crew Jones banjones-ing at the  Rex in the wee hours of the morning you have ice water running through your veins.

All events for Friday May 4, 2012

Beaner’s Central

Ochre Ghost Gallery

  • 6 p.m. | Opening reception for Abstract Obscure II art exhibit

Harbor City Int’l School Theater

Amazing Grace Bakery & Café

Teatro Zuccone

Legacy Glassworks

R.T. Quinlan’s Saloon

Pizza Lucé

Rex Bar at Fitger’s

Sir Benedict’s Tavern

Twins Bar

Carmody Irish Pub

Fitger’s Brewhouse

Lake Avenue Café

Tycoons Alehouse

Roscoe’s Pioneer Bar

Red Star Lounge